Unaxis Optics Announces Licensing of Its Patented ColorWheels™ Technology

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Unaxis Optics, the world-wide leading manufacturer of ColorWheelsÂ?, has entered into a licensing agreement with a major Taiwanese optical manufacturing company for the exploitation of its patented ColorWheelÂ? technology for DLPÂ? based projection display applications.

Unaxis Optics and a major Taiwanese optical manufacturing company have signed a global licensing agreement on patents owned by Unaxis Optics related to ColorWheels™ and their use in color sequential projectors. The non-exclusive agreement covers Unaxis owned US patent numbers 6,024,453 and 5,868,482 as well as corresponding patents in other European and Asian countries either already granted or still pending. Yet again, this agreement and a number of additional ongoing licensing negotiations demonstrate Unaxis Optics’ leading role as a manufacturer and developer of components for Projection Display systems.

ColorWheels™ are used for all types of sequential color management in multimedia projection systems such as Digital Light Processing (DLP™) technology. ColorWheels™ operate at speeds up to 14,400 rpm and are individually balanced to guarantee long-term reliability and minimal noise. Unaxis’ coating technology and unique assembly process enables low-cost manufacture of ColorWheels™ with very narrow tolerances and in different diameters.

For more information, visit: http://www.optics.unaxis.com.

Unaxis Optics Division is a recognized technical leader in the consulting, prototyping, and volume production of optical thin-film products. Unaxis Optics Division is a recognized technical leader in the consulting, prototyping, and volume production of optical thin-film products. Unaxis Optics Division is headquartered in the Principality of Liechtenstein also with operating facilities in Golden, Colorado (USA); and Shanghai, China. Unaxis Optics is a division forming part of the Unaxis group of companies (SWX: UNAX), which is headquartered in Pfäffikon/SZ, Switzerland. Unaxis worldwide employs around 6,800 individuals and achieved sales of CHF 1,850 million in 2004.

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At InfoComm US 2005 in Las Vegas from the 8 th - 10 th of June 2005, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth 7501.

At the Laser trade fair in Munich from the 13th - 16th of June 2005, «Neue Messe München», Hall B2, Booth 424.

Communications Contact:

Unaxis Balzers Ltd.

Division Optics

Doris Brülisauer

Phone +423 388 51 60

doris.bruelisauer@unaxis.com

Technical Contact:

Deepak Khandpur

SBU Manager Projection Display

Unaxis (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

Shanghai, China

Phone +86 21 5057 4646

deepak.khandpur@unaxis.com

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